Additional Resources on Raising Children

Behavioral Disorders, such as ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder)

The Bible's Way to Victory Over ADHD and Other Childhood Challenges A thought-provoking online book dealing with the harm psychiatry has caused in the raising of children.

Boyhood not a disease: Medication unnecessary for some young fidgeters One of many articles that point out that we don't need to medicate for normal behavior traits.

Dealing with Autism

How to Calm a Child with Autism A detailed description of not only what triggers meltdowns but also how to avoid them and how to calm a child who is having a meltdown.

Managing Autism Meltdowns Explains the difference between meltdowns and tantrums.

Sensory Processing Treatments One method for training a child with sensory problems.

Estate Planning for Parents of Kids with Autism Thinking about what happens to your child after you are no longer around to help him.

Dealing with Anxiety

14 Ways To Reduce Anxiety In Children A list of ways to calm children (and adults) down.

Raising Children

Raising Godly Children by David Pratte Well researched information on the biblical way to raise children for God.

Loving Parenting With Only Occasional Trips to the Woodshed Excellent material, and lots of it. I still haven't read it all, but what I have seen is well done. There is a strong emphasis on training children to be obedient. Lots of solid practical advice. Spanking is discussed at length.

Affirmative Parenting In a world full of psychobabble, John Rosemond is a refreshing writer who advocates "old-fashion," traditional methods of raising children.

Raising Kids by James Q. Wilson. An interesting article from the Atlantic Monthy, October 1983, issue. A large number of studies are surveyed searching for a reason why some children grow up to be delinquent. A frequent thread is that children raised by parents who are hostile or indifferent to their children combined with lax or erratic disciplinary measures are a strong predictor of future juvenile delinquency problems. Children with a strong bond to their family and subject to consistent rewards and punishments in regards to their behavior are far less likely to turn to a life of crime.

The Need for Supervision

When and Where Do Youths Have Sex? The Potential Role of Adult Supervision A study done in 2002 showing that teenagers are more involved in sexual activity and drugs when they are left without adult supervision. Most sexual activity takes place in a home setting when adults are not present.

Statutory Rape: The Dirty Secret Behind Teen Sex Numbers Article stating that most teenage pregnancies are due to older men (usually in their twenties). The lack of a father to protect a girl's interests is shown to be a contributing factor. Lack of adult supervision is another contributing factor.

The Need for Discipline

Combining Love and Limits in Authoritative Parenting: A Conditional Sequence Model of Disciplinary Responses. A study showing that reasoning with a child combined with physical punishment is far more effective in delaying repeat bad behavior than reasoning or physical punishment alone.

Is Juvenile Delinquency and Aggression Produced by Permissive or Punitive Parenting: Re-evaluating 50 Years of Research. A study of past studies showing that permissive parenting produces juvenile delinquency and aggression. Several studies thought to support punishment-free parenting are used against themselves.

Spanking as Punishment

Spanking's Bum Rap by Okey Chigbo A well-written article about the unreasonable attack on spanking from a secular point of view.

Spare the Rod? New Research Challenges Spanking Critics by Family Research Council. Documented secular evidence to respond to objections to spanking. Sadly, this paper was scrubbed from the Internet.

The Right of Parents to Discipline Their Children A presentation given that cites "Spare the Rod?"

World Corporal Punishment Research A large collection dealing with corporal punishment around the world (both the good and the bad). It chiefly deals with the use of corporal punishment in laws, punishment for crimes, and in educational situations.

Where is the Evidence that Non-Abusive Corporal Punishment Increases Aggression? Scholarly paper comparing the effects of Sweden's no corporal punishment laws on its rates of child abuse. The conclusion is that the lack of physical discipline has led to an increase in abusive behavior against children.

Talking About Sex With Your Teenager

Boys Under Attack This site contains a lot of useful information. While it is presented from a "Christian" viewpoint, it severely lacks any biblical information. There are several denominational views presented throughout the site. The information about developing sexuality and temporary male orientation is excellent.

Growing Up in the Lord: A Study for Teenage Boys by Jeffrey W. Hamilton A no-nonsense look at sex from a biblical viewpoint.

Growing Up in the Lord: A Study for Teenage Girls by Jeffrey W. Hamilton A no-nonsense look at sex from a biblical viewpoint.


The Rebelution Modesty Survey An informal national survey of young men on the issue of what is perceived to be modest attire in women.

Just Plain Fun

Kiddie Records This website offers recordings of children's records from the golden age of the mid-1940s through the early 1950s, that you can download or audio stream for free.

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